People frolic beside the Pacific Amusement Park as the sun sets on Santa Monica beach, California. The pier, which will soon celebrate its 100th year, has been the setting for films such as The Sting, Forrest Gump and Iron Man.
Hurricane Gonzalo was taken from the International Space Station by European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst. The resort island chain of Bermuda braced on Friday for a hit from Hurricane Gonzalo, forecast to produce flooding, strong winds and a life-threatening storm surge
Firefighters battle the King Fire in the community of Fresh Pond in El Dorado County, California
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A woman walks among some 3,000 US national flags erected by students and staff from Pepperdine University Malibu, to honor the victims of the September 11 2001 attacks
Horses walk through flood water behind a home in Moapa, Nevada. Flooding throughout the area damaged homes and roads
A view of earth taken by Nasa astronaut Gregory Reid Wiseman from the International Space Station, where the Expedition 40 crew have been performing health checks and humanoid robot upgrades
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Members of the National Guard watch from a small hilltop two blocks away from protesters in Ferguson, Missouri
Demonstrators protest the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, as the National Guard announces its withdrawal from the town as calm descends following two weeks of often violent clashes
Lightning flashes over protesters on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri. A grand jury has begun hearing evidence as it weighs possible charges against the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.